MCT Language Arts Level 3 – Voyage Level
In the third level of the MCT language arts curriculum, Michael Clay Thompson takes children on a year-long voyage around the world in Essay Voyage. It is at once a strong and creative introduction to how to write an essay and also an exploration of the geography of the world. Michael enriches that theme and shows students more of the world in A World of Poetry. Grammar Voyage keeps the children aboard ship as the grammar gets ever more sophisticated and challenging. The vocabulary text is Caesar’s English II. It offers fifty Latin stems that students will learn are the foundation of hundreds of words in the English language, thus providing a base that will extend far beyond the lessons themselves.
During the second semester, Michael will add the Search Trilogy of literary novels to the curriculum.
Live classes will be held most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The first semester begins the week of August 19th and ends the week of December 16th. The second semester begins the week of January 13th, 2020, and ends the week of May 11th. There will not be a live class every week. The core of the course is the assignments and the extensive feedback given by Michael, with the live class being a voluntary enrichment for students who are able to attend. Students’ attendance of the live classes has no effect on their grades. Students unable to attend a live class will be able to access a recording of the class.
Assignments: Vary by class
Student Expectations: Students must be able to do assignments using a keyboard (no handwritten assignments) and be comfortable accessing the internet.
Student Support: Michael is available via email.
Feedback/Assessment: Michael may reply to students’ answers with comments or questions, and he will want them to answer those emails.
Materials/Supplies: Students will need the Level 3 texts: Grammar Voyage, Caesar’s English II CEE, Essay Voyage, A World of Poetry, and Practice Voyage, as well as the Search Trilogy novels: Treasure Island, The Call of the Wild, and The Invisible Man. Students will need to have an email account and access to a computer with audio and video capabilities.